May, 2017

Commercial Construction Labor Trends & Hiring Strategies: Why Young Hires are Good Business for General Contractors

Commercial Construction

If you’re like me, your social media feed this month is filled with photos of happy graduates celebrating commencement and getting ready to begin the next chapter of their lives. Hopefully, we’ll see some of those fresh young graduates heading toward a career in commercial construction.

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 1)

Extranet Evolution

Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper was in the UK recently, and talked to Extranet Evolution. This first instalment of a two-part interview discusses outcomes of the Conject acquisition and the development of the Connected Cost application.

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Selling a House with Solar Panels is Not for the Faint of Heart

Green Building Law Update

There are more than a Million houses in the U.S. with solar panels installed on the roof and that number is increasing. It can be difficult if not dangerous to fail to properly address rooftop solar panels at the time of sale of a house.

Three Reasons to Use Branded Construction Workwear

Construction Marketing Blog

There’s a certain image that people have when they think “construction worker.” Hard hat, steel-toed boots, tools of the trade (not to be confused with our book of the same name), and protective gear—all part of the construction worker’s brand image as a construction worker.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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Getting Better and Faster at Revit – Part 1

What Revit Wants

There is a big difference between a Revit user, and someone who has really mastered the software. The more you learn, the faster you get, the more you can learn! In this blog series, we will cover topics like: Productivity Improvement through User interface tips and Keyboard shortcuts.

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Growing Viewpoint continues BIM push

Extranet Evolution

Viewpoint Construction Software continues to grow its EMEA revenues, with BIM a strongpoint for customer adoption, says Steve Spark. .

New Sustainable Projects Exhibit in 2017 AIA Contract Documents

Green Building Law Update

If you are regular reader of this blog you are aware there has been a hiatus in postings. I have been climbing in the Himalayas in Nepal for the past month and, in fact, am composing this blog post sitting in the lobby of the Yak and Yeti hotel in Kathmandu, as I begin to make way home.

Maximizing Marketing and Sales Teamwork Webcast

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association (CMA) announces a national webcast—Marketing and Sales Teamwork Maximized—with a focus on the construction-related industries. The webcast will be Thursday May 18, 2017 at 1 pm CST.

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

Types of Concrete Pavements -Their Construction Details and Applications

The Constructor

Concrete pavement which is occasionally called rigid pavement is a concrete layer that is in contact with traffics directly and it is used for. Concrete Technology Guide For CIvil Engineer Pavement Design Transportation concrete pavement Concrete Technology Pavements Transportation Engineering

A Tiny House Community Going Up in Colorado

Jetson Green

The firm Sprout Tiny Homes will be building a 200 house community in Salida, Colorado. The houses will be available for rent, while there will also be a number of communal features such as a gym, a restaurant, and more.

Angry Marketers Respond To That Controversial Blog

Help Everybody Everyday

Last week, I posted my response to a recent PSMJ blog post that has angered many marketers in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. PSMJ’s blog post has received significant backlash since Lindsay Diven first brought it to people’s attention through LinkedIn.

Procore opens Australia office

Extranet Evolution

A major player in the US construction technology market, Procore is going to take on Aconex in its Australian back yard.

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

Welding Fumes Danger Revised Upward

Construction Equipment

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has updated its classification for welding fumes and UV radiation from welding to Group 1 carcinogens, the agency’s designation for agents that carry sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans.

Color Fill Legend in a 3D View and See Rooms in 3D in Revit

What Revit Wants

This is one of the best workarounds I have seen for years in Revit! Did you know that you can rotate a Revit Floor Plan view in 3 dimensions? Try it now: Go to a Floor Plan view and make sure the Crop Region is turned on. Now open a Section or Elevation View.

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Tunnel Construction Techniques and Their Details

The Constructor

A tunnel construction is an underground passage provided beneath earth surface or water. Different methods of tunnel construction and their details. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Tunnelling

Logistics Leaders

Business Facilities Blog

The logistics and distribution industry is poised for a great leap forward as new technology digitally transforms the supply chain from end to end. Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions - The Source For Corporate Site Selectors. Logistics Leaders. BF Staff.

A/E Marketers Are Not Your Gal Friday

Help Everybody Everyday

In a time which the profession of marketing in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry seems to be gaining more and more respect… …it is nice to be reminded, sometimes, just how ignorant people in our industry can be about our chosen field of work.

eviFile – geo-located progressive assurance

Extranet Evolution

Complementing BIM, mobile geospatial services such as IDS’s eviFile will help infrastructure providers securely track their assets and associated processes.

2017 Book of Giants: Contractors as manufacturers

Constructor Magazine

Mechanical contractors have run fab shops for years, but the response of major mechanicals to the workforce shortage is taking the strategy much further.

Oldcastle Building Solutions: The Best Construction blog for 2017

Construction Marketing Ideas

When the dust settled, Oldcastle Building Solutions rightfully deserves recognition as the runaway winner of the 2017 Best Construction Blog competition.

What is Screed in Concrete Construction? Properties and Composition of Screeds

The Constructor

Screed in concrete construction is a flat board used to smoothen the concrete after it has been placed over a surface. Properties and composition of. Concrete Technology Guide For CIvil Engineer Concrete Technology

The Future Of Construction – BIM

Geniebelt

Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be a valuable tool in the hands of anyone who works in construction. There’s no doubt that, the concept of collaborative working is becoming more and more popular through the years.

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Canada Weighs First High Speed Rail Project

ENR Construction

But planned $15 billion line in Ontario that would seek funds from pending infrastructure bank has its critics

Opentree providing CDE WIP integration

Extranet Evolution

Opentree’s Cabinet solution helps firms manages BIM work-in-progress, and offers automated file naming and seamless upload to common data environments (CDEs) such as Viewpoint for Projects.

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Master Plumber Roger Wakefield wins American Standard Plumber Know How contest

Constructor Magazine

American Standard is pleased to announce that Roger Wakefield, master plumber and owner of Texas Green Plumbing in Dallas. read more. Plumbing

Asphalt, Heal Thyself

Construction Equipment

Erik Schlangen, professor at Deflt University of Technology and Chair of Experimental Micromechanics in the Netherlands, has developed an elegantly simple way to cause asphalt to repair itself.

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Different Rolled Steel Sections -Shapes, Sizes and Properties for Construction

The Constructor

Rolled steel sections are available in various forms for use in Steel Construction. Shapes, sizes and properties of these rolled steel sections are. Steel Design Steel Structures Structural Engineering Structural

Map of the biggest construction companies in the US

Geniebelt

We recently researched which companies are the biggest in construction. That lead to a list of the biggest construction companies in Europe , and a map to go with it. But one can’t talk about construction and big companies without talking about the US as well.

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Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant to Close Doors in 2019

ENR Construction

Without help from the state or federal governments, the money-losing Three Mile Island will join a growing list of nuclear plants slatted for closure since 2013

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think project! sales up 35% in 2016

Extranet Evolution

Expansion in Europe helped Germany’s think project! grow its 2016 revenues by around 17%, and its CEO plans to accelerate international growth. think project! ,